The Rams are losing strength in their secondary this free agency period, but seem committed to bolstering the front seven.
Controlling the run, rushing the passer and covering potential mismatch receivers are all good things, and Wednesday's early signings indicate that the Rams will remain steady as they head into a new locale.
Barron, a former top 10 pick, has come on as a converted linebacker. He started 12 of 16 games at both safety and linebacker last year and logged 76 tackles, a sack and five passes defensed. Allowing him to add some bulk and develop as a linebacker is not the worst thing in the world. As the NFL continues to evolve, positional lines will continue to blur. Barron just happens to be ahead of the curve.